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  1. July 10, 2019Annual Postdoc Picnic - a huge success!
    Postdocs chatting and sitting on a picnic table

    On Wednesday, July 10, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted its annual Postdoc Picnic at St.Jerome's Alumni Courtyard.


  2. July 5, 2019GRADtalks speaker recruitment now open for fall 2019!

    University of Waterloo's GRADtalks speakers series began in 2017 as a way for doctoral students to share their research with a broader audience. Since then we've hosted eight GRADtalks events, where over fifteen students have participated.

  3. July 5, 2019Centre for Career Action offers online résumé critiquing software to students

    Students, upload your résumé and you could win $50!

    Students, we need your help! The Centre for Career Action (CCA) has partnered with an on online résumé critiquing software program to increase access to résumé support for our campus community.

    We need your résumé to teach the software what Waterloo résumés look like for specific programs so that it can deliver relevant, tailored feedback based on student needs and industry standards.

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  1. July 15 to 18, 2019Speak like a Scholar (Spring 2019)

    Learn to speak about your research with confidence!

    Whether you are giving a conference presentation, a job talk, or defending your dissertation, as a graduate student you need to be able to speak with authority and knowledge about your research area, respond to questions, and engage in scholarly debate.

    Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral students develop their voices as independent scholars and give effective academic presentations with confidence.

    This 24-hour workshop will take place from July 15-18, 2019.

  2. July 16, 2019Immigration information session: Working in Canada, Master's and PhD (Spring 2019)

    Join the immigration consultants to learn about working in Canada as a graduate student and the Canadian regulations for working on and off campus and during co-op work terms. 

    Additional information: Registration is required on LEADS

  3. July 17, 2019Foundations IDP drop-in lab (Spring 2019)

    Do you need some dedicated time to compete your Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Would you benefit from feedback on your proposed activities? Attend the Foundations IDP drop-in lab!

    Open to all current Professional Skills Foundations participants (those who have completed a Professional Skills Foundations introductory workshop), this drop-in lab offers an opportunity to work on your IDP and receive feedback or help brainstorming activities and workshops. 

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  1. June 17, 2019Internship 101, Part 1: Are graduate students too smart for internships?

    Few graduate students, especially those in PhD programs, pursue internships during their graduate studies. Are graduate students too smart for internships? Having completed an internship during my PhD, the short answer is, “certainly not.”

  2. May 20, 2019Gaining perspective through interdisciplinary collaboration
    Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks

    We are Audrey Chung and Justin Carpenter, two PhD candidates at the University of Waterloo, and we were the speakers at Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligence. We’re from different disciplines — Systems Design Engineering and English — and, as a result, approach the topic of artificial intelligence quite differently.

  3. Apr. 23, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and Tariq
    Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

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